annual small press,
comic & zine fair!
Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5035 St-Dominique (Église Saint-Enfant Jésus, Laurier Métro). Free admission.
Expozine, Montreal’s enormous small press fair, is the most anticipated event of the year, impossible to miss if you’re a fan of print publications, art, the ephemeral and the unique. Crossing the wooden door to enter the main hall, one is taken first with the smell of ink and paper, heralding a thousand finds. Then, it’s a swarming crowd, happy, noisy, surrounded by massive amounts of books and all imaginable derivatives thereof: zines, graphic novels, alternative comics, artists’ books and the uncategorizable. These are the labours of love of some 300 exhibitors, publishers, authors and artists, in both French and English, from all over Canada, Quebec and abroad, many titles exclusive or printed in very limited quantities, available for the most part only at Expozine.
Literally thousands of different publications can be found at Expozine, with dozens of brand-new publications being launched there as well. It’s THE salon du livre for readers interested in today’s underground and alternative publications!
This year, Expozine also features a special exhibit of local publications and printed art from the 60’s to the 80’s drawn from the vaults of its parent organization Archive Montreal, and round-table discussions digging deep into Montreal’s creative DNA, such as:
Montreal Blooming: From Backwater to Music Hotbed or: How Montreal’s Independent Musicians Unfolded Their Love
Expozine partner Quebec-ELAN explores the development and success of the city’s independent music scene, with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire), Kevin Komoda (Rational Youth) and Molly Sweeney.
— Saturday November 15 from 3pm to 4pm in Expozine’s presentation room.
Investir le front culturel : État des lieux de la distribution indépendante de publications et perspectives alternatives
With members from local cooperative Coup d’griffe collective and the artist-run gallery and bookstore Le Cagibi from France.
— Saturday November 15 from 4pm to 5pm in Expozine’s presentation room.
The early days of Montreal’s independent press : exploring the 1970s small press scene
With the founding members of Véhicule Press, Simon Dardick and Nancy Marrelli, and the founder of Montreal’s long-running independent bookstore The Word, Adrian King.
— Sunday November 16 from 3pm to 4pm, in Expozine’s presentation room.
Not to be missed, Expozine is a heck of an opportunity to plunge into the rich and exotic world of independent publishing !
For lists of exhibitors and more info: expozine.ca
The EXPOZINE GROUP on Facebook !
Expozine is organized by Arcmtl, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving local independent culture, and is made possible in part thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, SODEC and the Conseil des Arts de Montréal.